News From the Nest - May 10th
Graham Elementary School
May 10, 2019
15 Future Falcon Story Time in the LMC 2 – 2:30PM
18 Fine Arts Festival – Neuqua Valley High School
21 LMC Closes for checkout – all books due
22 All Chrome Books returned to LMC
24 Graham School Field Day
27 No School – National Holiday
29 Rain date for Field Day
6 Last Day of School for the 18-19 school year
10 Report Cards available after 12PM
Dear Graham Families,
Today our 5th graders went to see Crone Middle School and went on a tour of the building. They came back very excited and/or nervous about the going to 6th grade! We are looking forward to our 5th graders enjoying their time as Graham Falcons as they move closer to one of the first big milestones in their lives. There will be a lot of fun events and celebrations coming in the next few weeks.
Thank you to the Graham PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Committee and all the generous volunteers who brought something in for our staff to enjoy. It was a tremendous week and a phenomenal event for the staff! The Snack Cart was a hit! We appreciate being a part of this wonderful Graham Community. Every staff member at Graham knows there’s “No Place like Graham!”
School Medication Pick Up On Last Day of School
Per the District protocol, all medications and/or medical supplies are to be picked up by parents on the last day of school. On June 6, our last day of school, health services personnel will be available to assist you throughout the day. If you are unable to pick up your student’s supplies on that date, please contact the school health office. On June 10, all medication and/or medical supplies, which have been left at school, will be disposed of.
Registration has begun for 2019-20 school year. Please complete your student’s registration packet and return it to Graham as soon as possible. We have 166 students verified and 58 registration packets completed. Additionally, please remember residency must be verified before starting the registration process. It is important to review all of your child’s information before turning in your completed packet. The sooner registration comes in, the better we are able to assess our needs for next year.
Next year FYIs:
If you are moving/relocating next year, please notify the office, so that we may answer any questions and assist you with transfer information or forms.
If you have a kindergartner starting in the fall and did not receive a registration packet, please contact the school office. Please return all registration paperwork to Graham by June 3, 2019.
Parent Input Form
Each year, you have the opportunity to fill out a Parent Input Form. Please look the attached form over. If you have information to share with me regarding your student(s) placement for the next school year, I invite you to fill out the form and send it back to school.
The Kids IPEF Marathon
We are excited to be able to share information with each of you for the 2019 Kids Marathon which will take place on October 19th at Neuqua Valley High School. Registration for the Kids Marathon is currently open. Graham has had great participation in the past. Let’s continue that trend! Training for the run is a great way to stay active over the summer!
Lost and Found
There are items in the Lost and Found collection that are looking for ‘home’. If your child is missing an item, please feel free to come and look through the items. Please be aware if items are unclaimed at the end of the school year, we donate the items to local charities.
Presentation on Anxiety
All District 204 parents are invited to hear from experts and join in a discussion on ways parents can address and support the needs of children who suffer with anxiety. Treating Anxious Kids will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 2 in room 156 at Waubonsie Valley High School (enter door 16 by the pool). The discussion will cover exposure and response prevention for OCD and anxiety disorders, examples of what exposures look like, common signs of anxiety in students, and what parents can do to help in the moment. There will also be a Q&A session.
ATTENTION PARENTS WITH INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS
If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2019, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. We are pleased to offer ALL-DAY kindergarten for your child.*
Indian Prairie District 204 elementary schools are now in the process of pre-registration for incoming kindergarten students.
*Please contact your principal if you have questions about attending a half-day of kindergarten or criteria for early entrance through the Acceleration Act.
Please call (630-428-6900) or stop by the Graham School Office for further information.
Reminders and Requests:
Please note the last day of school, June 6th, is a full day of classes for elementary students.
When calling in your child’s attendance or late arrival, please call the 24 hour absent line 630-428-6900, option 3.
Please remember to use the grade level shelf in the foyer when dropping off a forgotten item or bringing in lunch. Additionally please include your child’s name and classroom teacher on a sticky note, if the child’s name is not clearly visible on the item.